Introduction: Luke Skywalkers Lightsaber (Episode VI) - FDM/FFF 3D Printable
I made this because I was frustrated with the number of models that were only printable with an SLS or SLA printer which most home printers are not. I also just wanted to print this old lightsaber model I did. This is a 2nd iteration with bigger/better threads
Step 1: Print the Lightsaber
I've uploaded a complete model and the separate parts if you need to reprint. You can print it with little infill (though I recommend at least 40%) and about a 1.6mm thickness.
I wouldn't recommend printing this in PLA, it's not good for threads. Some other notes on the model: -I used a flashforge creator to do the test print in the introduction picture (you can see the build volume for that machine in the picture here) -This model is 28cm tall when constructed, 1:1 scale -The spacing between the male and female threads is 0.3mm -That circular unthreaded piece sits between two pieces which screw into each other -The smaller parts need to be glued together, they are too small (for me at least) to do proper detail with as they are on an FDM/FFF printer
Step 2: Assembly
Be careful when screwing everything in. I recommend using acetone between part surfaces if you want to make these parts stick together permanently (assuming you've used ABS).
1. Using this image as a guide for where everything screws into, screw it all in. With the exception of that light blue circular piece in the picture which sits between two pieces.
2.Glue the smaller pieces on.
Voila! You're done. You can add a keyring piece to the base piece too if you want. Thankyou for checking out this instructable
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